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Before the start of the Six Nations Tournament, the XV of France impresses its rivals


DECRYPTION - Defending champions and strong from a series of 13 rank successes, the Blues are once again the favorites of the Tournament.

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To the question:

"What does the French team that has beaten you in the last two years inspire in you?"

, Andy Farrell, the English coach of Ireland, laughs yellow and replies tit for tat:

"Yes, yes, I know, I know..."

Ireland is certainly the number 1 nation in the world rankings but, these last two seasons, each time she came up against Fabien Galthié's troupe.

“It's a fantastic team,

continues Andy Farrell.

They have found different ways to deal with the pressure inherent in international matches.

They know how to play in different ways.

They totally deserve to have won the tournament last year.”

The technician - father of the opener and captain of the XV de la Rose, Owen Farrell - comes out of an impressive autumn tour with success against the Springboks (19-16) and the Wallabies (13-10), after beating two times the All Blacks on home soil last summer (12-23 and 22-32).

After a strong introduction to Wales, this Saturday…

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Source: lefigaro

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